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What Is K-9 SkinRescue and What Can It Be Used For?

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I have had hundreds of Veterinarians, and thousands of pet owners ask me, “What can K-9 SkinRescue be used for?” and “What are the ingredients?” This article answers some of those questions as easily and quickly as possible.

K-9 SkinRescue is an all-purpose ointment for skin-related issues. The two main ingredients are sulfur and aloe vera. Sulfur is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and keratolytic. [1] Aloe Vera is known for its anti-inflammatory, skin protection, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and wound healing properties. [2]

More specifically, you can use K-9 SkinRescue for hotpots, wounds, cuts, sores, abrasions, burns, rashes, psoriasis, ringworm, fungus, cracked paws, crusty nose, yeast issues on the skin, and even mange. For horses additionally, K-9 SkinRescue can be used for thrush, rain rot, and forms of Mycoses on the skin.[3] At one point, we made a homemade batch of this and used it on a dairy cow who had to be pulled from milk production because she had an abscess the size of a football, full of maggots, and puss. The dairy was going to cull her, but instead, we applied this daily for two weeks, and at the end of those weeks, small bits of hair was growing back. That was a really satisfying case.

I made sure the formula was human-grade and has the highest quality ingredients because I care about my animals as much as I do myself and my family. I use it all the time on myself, my kids, and dogs and over the years, on my cattle, horses, and goats. Everyone should have a jar of K-9 SkinRescue in their cupboard as a natural, go-to, botanical for all things skin, for themselves, and their animals. I recommend that you try it on yourself when you get a cut, burn, fungus, or wound so you can see and feel the effects and progress of daily application.

Why is K-9 SkinRescue the go-to for all things skin related? It is because of the patent-pending formula containing Sulfur and Aloe Vera. It is amazing what ingredients from nature can do for our well-being without chemicals and parabens. If there is an alternative to chemicals, I choose that option any day.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles About Pet Skin Care

The following statements are from peer-reviewed journal articles for those who want to go deeper with the information.

Sulfur as an Antibacterial Agent

Sulfur has been recognized throughout history as an antibacterial agent, given orally for bacterial infection and used topically as fungicides and bactericides for the treatment of cutaneous infections.

Sulfur has antifungal, antibacterial, and keratolytic activity. In the past, its use was widespread in dermatological disorders such as acne vulgaris, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, pityriasis versicolor, scabies, and warts. Adverse events associated with topically applied sulfur are rare and mainly involve mild application site reactions. Sulfur, used alone or in combination with agents such as sodium sulfacetamide or salicylic acid, has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of many dermatological conditions. [1]

Plant-based Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been used by Hawaiians since its introduction to Hawai‘i. It is not an endemic or native species, but Hawaiians have been using plants for healing for more than 2,000 years so it makes sense that when introduced, it would become a staple for healing skin-related issues and internal ulcers.

Aloe vera is a medicinal plant, traditionally used to improve skin integrity. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, skin protection, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic, and wound healing properties. The use of Aloe vera to improve wound healing is recommended as the main or complementary treatment alongside other methods. [2]

What are common types of fungus?

According to WebMD, the four most common fungal infections of the skin in humans are athletes foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections of the skin. [3]

This Merek Vet Manual website has a great overview of different types of Mycoses in horses. As a previous horse owner, I always had a batch of this formula ready because if there is a small, random, barb in the fence, a horse will find it and end up with a wound that often turns into something much worse. This was my go-to to prevent further damage and progress that can happen from a simple wound. The anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties make K-9 SkinRescue very handy.

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[1] Gupta AK, Nicol K. The use of sulfur in dermatology. J Drugs Dermatol. 2004 Jul-Aug;3(4):427-31. PMID: 15303787.

[2] Hekmatpou D, Mehrabi F, Rahzani K, Aminiyan A. The Effect of Aloe Vera Clinical Trials on Prevention and Healing of Skin Wound: A Systematic Review. Iran J Med Sci. 2019 Jan;44(1):1-9. PMID: 30666070; PMCID: PMC6330525.